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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow Old Town

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The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum & Memorial in Oświęcim, about 70 km from Krakow, was created on the grounds of the former Nazi German concentration camp. It is the most recognizable symbol of the Holocaust and human genocide in the world. The Memorial Site is an area of almost 200 ha, over 150 buildings, and about 300 ruins, including remains of gas chambers and crematoria destroyed by the German Nazis.

The trip includes permanent exhibitions, original buildings of the main Auschwitz camp and the most important buildings of the Auschwitz (II) - Birkenau camp. Join a group of up to 30 fellow travellers and explore this harrowing period in human history led by a professional English-speaking guide. The price includes pickup from your accommodation or one of the meeting points, an admission ticket, a tour with a professional guide in English, a drink and transport back to Krakow. You can choose to end your trip at one of 5 central drop-off points.
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    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Due to the length of this trip or the tour option, the duration may vary. Getting to the Museum from Krakow takes about an hour and a half. The visit takes place in groups of 30 people. After a short break before entering the museum, the visit in Auschwitz I takes about two hours and after a second 15-minute break, another hour in Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
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  • Round-trip transport from Krakow (including from your hotel) makes getting to Auschwitz simple
  • Museum tour lets you gain a deeper understanding of the site's history
  • Prebooked tour lets you skip the often-long entry lines
  • Headsets make sure you can hear your guide clearly
What to Expect
Get picked up from your hotel or make your way to Old Town Krakow to meet your guide and group. Climb into an air-conditioned minivan for the ride over to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Provided transportation means you can easily access this UNESCO World Heritage Site without renting a car or puzzling out public transportation. Once you arrive, proceed directly inside and skip the often-long entry lines, since you have prebooked a tour. You are equipped with a headset to hear your museum guide clearly as you explore the main camp, Auschwitz I, and Birkenau, where many lives were taken. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau, listen to informative commentary while stopping at the site's most significant buildings, such as the crematoria, the gas chamber, the unloading ramp, and the barracks. Upon the completion of this Auschwitz-Birkenau tour, return to Krakow for drop-off back in Old Town.
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Departure Point
1: Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
2: Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 Kraków, Poland
3: Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
4: Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
5: Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland
6: Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
7: Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, 32-603 Oświęcim, Poland
8: ibis budget Kraków Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland
9: PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland
10: Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland
11: Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland
12: DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland
13: Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland
14: Petrus, Jana Pietrusińskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland
15: Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland
16: Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
17: Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland
18: Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland
19: Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland
20: ApartHotel Astor, Krowoderska 70, 31-158 Kraków, Poland
21: City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland
22: PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland
23: Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland
24: Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland
25: Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland
26: Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland
27: Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland
28: Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland
29: Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
30: Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland

Traveler pickup is offered
In the Group Tour Option, pickup is offered from listed hotels and 5 comfortable meeting points. Customers may select a hotel from the list or enter their accommodation address manually. If the requested hotel is not on the list, our staff will send a message with instructions to the nearest meeting point or another hotel from where the departure is possible. We kindly ask all guests to be at the Meeting Point or in front of the selected hotel 10 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the specified departure time. Customers will receive a message with the exact meeting and departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity.

Upon return, it is possible to stop at one of 3 central drop-off points, in the main districts of Krakow. The hotels, meeting and drop-off points are visible on the map in the link

In the Door to Door by Private Car, door to door service is offered for any address/accommodation in the city of Krakow with limitations in traffic/pedestrian areas. If customers book this tour option, from an address inside one of these areas the service will be limited. The driver will park on the nearest available street, walk to the doorstep to meet the guests and accompany them to the car.

Customers will receive a message with the exact departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity. We kindly ask that guests wait outside, in front of the entrance 5 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the specified departure time.

At the end of the trip, customers may return to the same location or any place they choose in Krakow. If the desired return location is in a limited traffic area the driver will take them as close as possible. On request, the driver can accompany guests on foot.
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Morning - budget
4/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning tour from Pawia 4 Str
12/8/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 07:35 AM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 07:35 AM

Guided Visit Without Transfer
3/11/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Morning- Straszewskiego 14 Str
12/8/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:40 AM - 07:45 AM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:40 AM - 07:45 AM

Morning- Wielopole 2 Str
12/9/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:20 AM - 07:30 AM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:20 AM - 07:30 AM

Morning - Starowiślna 65 Str
12/8/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:20 AM - 07:30 AM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:20 AM - 07:30 AM

Door to door by Private Car
3/9/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning - best value
4/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Early Morning - Day Saver
8/21/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 08:00 AM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Return Details
1: Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
2: Wielopole, Kraków, Poland
3: Pawia, Kraków, Poland
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Guided tour with headsets
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 6 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • 3 Drop-off Points to choose from in central Krakow
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Bottled water - Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default (Bottled water (returnable bottle)
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch - Lunch box (classic or vegan) in early-morning, morning and private option of tour
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Hotel drop-off not offered in the Group Tour option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A considerate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10 cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (we need this to reserve your tickets in the museum)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 14 years of age
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took this trip the first week in January . We were lucky with the weather it was sunny and above freezing but you shd wrap up well as much of it is outside and the second part is very open . There is a lot of walking and stairs and the trip moves at a fast pace so those with
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The whole trip was very well arranged to the collection from the end of our road to the english speaking guide who stayed with us for both sections of the tour. When we arrived at Birkennau, we wer greated by the brick chimneys that were all that was left from the wooden sheds,
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There was the luxury of being picked up from local destinations that were easily accessible however our pick-up time was delayed unbeknown to us so it would have been useful to have a contact number. Apart from this, the tour was fascinating and an appropriate length. The tour
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The tour takes you through one of the most difficult times of the world and fills you with emotion and a heavy heart. A must visit to remember the past
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It's hard to describe an experience like this as it was so disturbing yet so fascinating. My great-grandfather was a victim of the holocaust and a visitor here, so I wanted to visit so I bullied my friends into visiting and it was incredible. Really hard to explain. We had an
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By: Cracow Local Tours
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west of ireland
Please do not miss this fantastic experience
well worth the steps down and the guide was fantastic and such a wealth of information please do not miss this
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Beware you need to be quite fit to go
A good visit with lots of interesting things to look at. You have to be a very good walker to go as there is lots
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Jackie D
New Ash Green, United Kingdom
Auschwitz tour
Excellent service, comfortable transport, easy pick-up. Lunch box (included in the cost) was delicious. The
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Weekend away
Not what expected but the guide was very good and informative and friendly glad we went but wouldn’t go back
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Katie B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Great Trip!
The trip was really good we enjoyed it very much! We were dreading the pick up time which isnt given to you until
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Riverview, Canada
Auschwitz Birkenau Limousine service and guided tour
Once again the transportation service to and from Auschwitz was excellent. The driver ensured we arrived on time
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Great but long day
Its definitely true when they say take comfortable shoes and old ones as it's quite dirty at the 2nd trip which is
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Interesting tour
Great tour which encompassed different aspects of the area, however my Audio guide would not work in the salt mine
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Val M
Chorley, United Kingdom
It's ok- the sculptures are amazing but so many steps followed by long walks. Very commercialised - takes away
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Amazing experience, emotional and breathtaking!
How on earth did it happen! Most clarifying, and amazing experience about Nazi Genocide. Emotional! It’s a must
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Bit crap
Been to the mines before, this was an afternoon visit. It was way shorter, missed a lot of areas and the guide
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Worthwhile experience
Our driver who took us to Wieliczka was excellent, on time and professional. The Salt Mines are amazing but be
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fife scotland
Amazing! Heartbroken
We booked with Cracow local tours, who are amazing! Always keeping in touch, with when and where they would met us
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fife scotland
Amazing! Value for your money!
Cracow local tours were brilliant, always emailing information to us, picked us up at correct time and location.
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Everybody should do this
The tour was so informative and the tour guide knowledgeable about both concentration camps. I do think this is
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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